jennifer lawrence on ellen

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a guest post from Siyan Li. In it, you’ll learn a simple approach to using sarcasm in conversation, along with examples of seeing it in action. When I was in middle school, my best friend was a funny girl. As a result, she was really popular and everyone wanted to be… Read more

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improvising conversation

Back in September of 2015, I attended the annual AIN Conference in Montreal (and heard these amazing things). While there, I gave a 10-minute talk on how I, as an introvert, use improvisation to interact with other humans using a 3-step process. Well you can now see that video online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgL7IKm9gQU A few highlights from the… Read more

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The Baby Treatment

I was standing in the elevator the other day when a mother got in with a 2 year old in a stroller. On the next floor, a businessman stepped in, looked up from his Blackberry, made eye contact with the child and smiled. He then proceeded to engage in small talk (pun intended) with the… Read more

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